|LOGO History and Programming - Peter Neubauer|
The LOGO programming language, best known for "turtle graphics," was popular on the Apple II, especially in classrooms. LOGO is more than a child's game. It's a sophisticated programming language and a serious educational tool for teaching mathematics backed by decades of research on learning theory. Join Peter Neubauer as he discusses the history of LOGO and for a tutorial introduction to the language...
Keywords: KansasFest 2011; Peter Neubauer; Apple II; LOGO; programming
|A Tour of An Apple II Built In Minecraft - Steve Weyhrich|
A tour of a scale model of an Apple II Plus, built in the game Minecraft, by Steve Weyhrich. Find the videos used in this presentation at http://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL305A535804065D37
Keywords: KansasFest; 2011; KFest; Steve Weyhrich; Minecraft; Notch; Apple II
|Turtle Robots - Peter Neubauer|
The growth of the personal computer made computer-controlled robots popular and accessible to hobbyists. "Turtles" are a style of small, mobile robot resembling cybernetic animals. Join Peter Neubauer at KansasFest 2011 for a photo tour and comparison of several turtle robots contemporary with the Apple II.
Keywords: turtles; robots; Peter Neubauer; Apple II; KFest; KansasFest; 2011
|Hidden Gems of the Apple IIgs Toolbox - Eric Shepherd|
The Apple IIgs Toolbox is big. Really big. It does a lot of stuff. You may know about a lot of it, but there's stuff in there that's not obvious. At KansasFest 2011, Eric Shepherd takes a look together at some of the interesting bits you may not have noticed.
Keywords: IIGS; KansasFest; KFest; 2011; Eric Shepherd; Sheppy; toolbox; programming
|Today in iOS 2011 - Rob Walch|
Rob Walch of Today in iOS podcast joins us for a look at tips, tricks, and the latest in Apple's iOS and related hardware.
Keywords: KansasFest; 2011; KFest; Apple; Rob Walch; iOS; iPad; iPhone
|Apple III, A Closer Look - Mike Maginnis|
Mike Maginnis provides an overview of the Apple III and a look at all those nasty rumors about its allegedly poor design and engineering. Download the slides at http://www.kansasfest.org/downloads/ and read clarifications from the presenter at http://wp.me/pJsxq-43
Keywords: KansasFest; 2011; KFest; Mike Maginnis; Apple; Apple III; Apple ///
|Behind The Scenes At Open Apple - Ken Gagne|
Open Apple, the Apple II community's only co-hosted podcast, is the product of endless hours slaving over a mixing board and audio editing software. Watch and learn what goes into recording an episode of the show. What would an episode sound like without this extensive post-production process?
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2011; Ken Gagne; Mike Maginnis; audio; Apple II; Open Apple; podcast; Apple
|Networking your Mac or PC to your Apple II - Ivan Drucker|
Serve files to your Apple II the cheap and easy Way! If you have an enhanced Apple IIe or an Apple IIgs, then you have a computer that can access files shared from a current-day Mac, Windows, or Linux computer, and even boot ProDOS or GS/OS from the network instead of a disk. Ivan Drucker's session shows you the plan to get your II on the LAN. Download A2SERVER from http://appleii.ivanx.com/a2server/
Keywords: LAN; networking; Mac; Windows; Linux; A2Server; Ivan Drucker; KansasFest; KFest; 2011; network; IIGS; IIe
|Using disk images on the Apple IIgs - Ken Gagne|
Over the past few years, there have been developments which allow greater support of disk images on the IIgs. Geoff Weiss demonstrates the latest technology with such products as MountIt by Brutal Deluxe and the SmartportVHD by Cedric Peltier.
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2011; Geoff Weiss; MountIt; SPVHD; SmartPort; disk images; emulation; emulators; Apple; Apple II
|Is that a IIgs in your pocket or are you happy to see me? - Geoff Weiss|
The Free Tools Association (FTA) released ActiveGS, a free IIgs emulator for IOS devices now available in the iTunes App Store. The year when the Apple IIgs has gone mobile is 2011, and KansasFest 2011 is a chance to see it in action, courtesy Geoff Weiss and Tony Diaz.
Keywords: Geoff Weiss; Tony Diaz; KFest; KansasFest; 2011; Apple IIGS; ActiveGS; emulator; emulation; iOS; iPad
|Escape From The Homebrew Computer Club - David Schmenk|
Escape from the Homebrew Computer Club is a modern(ish) raycasted 2 1/2 D game for the Apple II. Creator David Schmenk describes how he came up with the concept, the technology designed in it, and how to play it. Download the game from http://schmenk.is-a-geek.com/Apple.html
Keywords: KansasFest; KFest; 2011; David Schmenk; HBCC; Apple II; Homebrew Computer Club; game; Escape
|P2E - Pseudo-II Emulator - Martin Haye|
|Sweet16 v2.3 unveiling - Eric Shepherd|
At KansasFest 2011, Eric Shepherd of SheppyWare debuts and demonstrates v2.3 of Sweet16, the premiere Apple IIgs emulator for Mac OS X. Download Sweet16 from sheppyware.net/software-mac/sweet16/
Keywords: Sweet16; Apple IIGS; IIGS; Sheppy; Eric Shepherd; SheppyWare; emulation; emulator; KansasFest; KFest; 2011
|Bite the Bag 2011 - Geoff Weiss|
Bite the Bag is a party game that is also a KansasFest tradition. For the second year in a row, Geoff Weiss hosted this event at Rockhurst University for KFest 2011 attendees. Many dared and many fell in this battle of balance.
Keywords: party; bag; Bite the Bag; grocery; competition; contest; Apple II; KansasFest; KFest; 2011
|Apple IIgs System Timing and the FPI - Daniel Kruszyna|
The Apple IIgs has a split personality. Most of the machine runs at a ~1MHz clock rate, keeping compatibility with earlier Apple IIs. Some components, however, can be decoupled and run at a faster rate. The FPI, or Fast Processor Interface, is the chip responsible for coordinating the interactions between these personalities. In this KansasFest 2011 session, Daniel "Krue" Kruszyna includes a high level overview of the FPI's responsibilities, along with a detailed look at some particular cases, u...
Keywords: KFest; KansasFest; 2011; FPI; Daniel Kruszyna; Fast Processor Interface; CPU; IIGS; timing; interrupts; krue
|The Bleeding Edge of Web Technology - Eric Shepherd|
Let's take a look at the cutting edge of what the Web can do. It's not just about LOLcats and static news anymore. Eric Shepherd demonstrates how to create dynamic web applications using the latest technologies, including WebSockets. And, for the non-programmers, a few fun demos of what the web can do that you might not have known it can.
Keywords: CSS; HTML5; Web; WWW; KFest2011; KansasFest; Eric Shepherd; Sheppy; WebSockets; WebKit; Mozilla
|Know Your Meme, or the Return of the King - Ken Gagne|
For your amusement, Ken Gagne entertains KansasFest 2011 attendees with some of the latest Internet memes, demonstrating and tying together variations on three different cat themes: Keyboard Cat, Nyan Cat, and Debbie from eHarmony. Guaranteed to bring out the laughs.
Keywords: Keyboard Cat; Nyan Cat; Debbie; eHarmony; Gregory Brothers; Gregory Bros; meme; KFest; KansasFest; 2011; Ken Gagne; Fatso; humor; comedy